Transportation and road repairs were one of the many topics discussed during the nation’s “Governors Meeting” with President Obama.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is making lots of repairs and strengthening roads on Highway 36 in order to protect them from future flooding.
Strong emotions carried over to the second meeting to discuss the privatization of U.S. 36 that would turn over a toll lane to a private company for the next 50 years.
Critics heatedly attacked a 50-year deal Wednesday that would allow a private consortium to operate the main highway between Denver and Boulder, saying it will last too long and puts the public at risk.
Supporters and opponents are gearing up for two public meetings to discuss a deal that would allow a private company to take over the operation of the main highway between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years.
CDOT is entering a 50 year contract with a private party, giving them control over the express lanes that will be built along Highway 36.
This week Highway 36 will be closed overnight as crews demolish the bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.
The last highway closed in Colorado after September’s historic floods is back open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open.
Monday’s opening of Highway 36 following flood repairs was welcome news to many, but it has some Jefferson County residents feeling like officials are playing favorites with the priorities for the recovery.